Senator Shehu Sani, the lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Senate, has said that the Nigerian government’s blockade of telecom services is ineffective, as bandits are still carrying out attacks.

According to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member, Nigeria’s present leaders “have run out of ideas”.

“The suspension of telecom services has not prevented the massacre of 18 worshippers in a mosque in Niger state by terrorists.Same with the 40 killed in Sokoto last week.Those who should provide leadership have run out of ideas,” Sani wrote on his known Twitter handle on Tuesday.

Reports show that the spate of killings in the northern region of Nigeria has increased despite stringent measures employed by authorities to tame the activities of terrorists.

Last month, the governments of the northwestern states of Sokoto, Katsina, Zamfara, and Kaduna, shutdown telecommunication services, banned weekly markets, and restricted the sale of fuel, among other measures to end terrorism and banditry in the region.

Instead, the attacks on civilians and military formations have continued.

In Sokoto, most villages in the eastern flank have become strongholds of terrorists have killed over 139 people including security operatives in the state, analysis of media reports between September to October 18, shows.

This, however, does not include incidents that were not reported.